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Get Training to Teach STEM at June 6 Session

Interested in becoming a STEM education ambassador? The next training session on STEM teaching modules is Thursday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Three different teaching kits will be covered. Stay for one or all three modules. More information and sign up sheet>>

High School Students Get a Glimpse of Life at the Lab

The Lab’s K-12 Program hosted nearly 80 students last week. During their two-day visit, students engaged with Lab stuff during Q&A sessions, speed networking, tours, and talks. The K-12 program thanks the volunteers who shared their STEM inspirations and encouraged the students to be curious. More>>

Black History Month Celebration Features Poetry, Dance, Song, and Science – February 27, 2018

The Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) held its first annual Black History Month Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The noon event drew a diverse crowd – with attendees from the scientific and computing areas and Operations – filling the Building 50 auditorium to capacity. Mary Sidney, senior adviser to the Energy Technologies Area […]

Black History Month: James Harris Key Player in Discovery of New Elements

Feb. 27 Talk by NASA Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi to Celebrate Black History Month

Prof. Hakeem Oluseyi, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Physics & Space Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology, will give a brown bag lunch talk called “Hacking the Stars” on Tuesday, February 27 at noon in the B50 Auditorium.  Oluseyi will discuss his professional journey as an astrophysicist, cosmologist, inventor, educator, science communicator, […]

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

A Life of Ups and Downs Before Landing at Berkeley Lab When Primo Caliz was growing up all over the United States, he never dreamed he’d end up at Berkeley Lab. Both of Caliz’s parents grew up in poverty in Puerto Rico, then immigrated to the U.S. as young adults in search of a better […]

UC Berkeley Hispanic Engineers & Scientists Meet Lab Staff

Berkeley Lab’s Protocol Office recently hosted the undergraduate academic group Hispanic Engineers and Scientists of UC Berkeley on April 28, 2017.  Eleven students from the organization visited the Lab, where they met with staff members in both the science and operations areas. Their visit started with a welcome from Michelle Scanlon, Chief Human Resources and […]

Berkeley Lab Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Today, 55 million people or 17 percent of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13 percent of the total U.S. population. We […]

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Berkeley Lab Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under Pres. Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by Pres. Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. We profile Michael Botello of Facilities, Rachel Carl of HR, and Javier Ceja-Navarro of […]